Better Off This Way

by The Mismatch

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about

This album was recorded in Sugar Land, Texas in the Reinsch Upper Room Studio, owners Gary and Sharon Reinsch.
It was engineered and mixed by Chris Compton at Compton Recordings.
It was mastered by Adam Odor at Yellow Dog Studios.
Album artwork by Mark Nelson, Edited by Scotty P. Photography.

The Mismatch is:
Billy Wayne Roy: Vocals, Guitar
Breana Jean Jarvis: Vocals, Guitar
Kody "Slim Pickins" Wahlert: Banjo
rusty truck: Mandolin
Sammy Davis Peyton Jr.: Bass Guitar

This album includes featured musicians:
Chris Compton on Drums and Percussion (Entire Album).
Andrew Noble on Violin (Honeybird, Addiction, Where Do We Go, and Chicken Song).
Lady Jamz on back-up vocals (Julia).

Special thanks to:
Gary and Sharon Reinsch, this album would not have been possible without your generosity and hospitality.
Chris Compton of Compton Recordings for long hours behind a computer screen and dealing with our nonsense on a consistent basis.
Jeremy and Terri Roy for always supporting the band in more ways than one.
Our fans for giving us a reason to make the music in the first place.

Enjoy!

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released June 17, 2016

Band: The Mismatch

Instrumentation:
Billy Roy: Guitar, Vocals
Bre Jarvis: Guitar, Vocals
rusty truck: Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
Kody Wahlert: Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Sam Peyton: Bass Guitar
Chris Compton: Drums, Percussion
Andrew Noble: Violin

Engineered & Mixed by Chris Compton at Compton Recordings
Recorded in Reinch Upper Room Studio, Owner Gary Reinch
Mastered by Adam Odor at Yellow Dog Studios
Album Artwork by Mark Nelson, edited by Scotty P. Photography

Songwriters:

Billy Roy "Good Day," "Honeybird," "Sunrise," "Addiction," "Where Do We Go," "Chicken Song"
Bre Jarvis: "Yours & Mine" "Julia"
Kody Wahlert: "Sunday, Monday," "Good Day," "Chicken Song"
Mason Mueller: "The Ballad of rusty truck," "Honeybird," "Chicken Song"

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The Mismatch Austin, Texas

The Mismatch is a Folk Americana band from small town, Texas.

We are Billy Roy, Bre Jarvis, Kody "Slim Pickins" Wahlert, Sammy Davis Peyton, & rusty truck.

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Track Name: Good Day
Verse 1:
Doing nothin' but wastin' the day, sittin on the porch and playiing music with you.
Pack up a bowl and set it on fire, and then you pass it to and fro so we get just a little but higher.

Chorus:
Cause there ain't never been a better day, than the one that we're having right now.
We're getting fat and jolly on weed and wine, how it could get any better i don't know how.

Verse 2:
I see the dragons in the distance, they are smoking and they're burnin their kekle kekles down to the nub.
We wave to them and they wave back to us, and then we pause and give thanks for all the gods above.

Chorus:
Cause there ain't never been a better day, than the one that we're having right now.
We're getting fat and jolly on weed and wine, how it could get any better i don't know how.

Verse 3:
Oh but I wish this day would never end, kickin back, relaxing, and playing music with my friends.
And don't you love the lovely weather? Well there isn't any way this day could ever get any better.

Chorus:
Cause there ain't never been a better day, than the one that we're having right now.
We're getting fat and jolly on weed and wine, how it could get any better i don't know how.
Track Name: Yours & Mine
If I didn't know you I'd be lost
The wind would tell me a different story
The one that it swings through the trees
And the clothes hanging on the line

I am Yours & You are Mine

And when that moon out here is full
I want to howl up at it's beauty
Fit into your arms like a puzzle
I bathe in the light that it shines

I am Yours & You are Mine

Oh Lord, this life ain't easy
Looking out for my will my heart
And my well guarded mind
Sometimes the stress of it all makes me queasy
And you're the best medicine I can find
You are the best medicine

I am Yours & You are Mine

I inhale the desert rain
I remind myself that life is fleeting
And my heart might get broke in the process
But I wouldn't live if I didn't try

I am Yours & You are Mine
Track Name: Honeybird
Verse 1:
You have hurt me for the last time,
Until I let you hurt me again.
So come on and let go of the past times,
is this really the end?

So change me back to the man,
that I was before we met.
Well I was so much happier then
without you makin me so upset.

Chorus:
But I know we’ll never be
Like the Honeybird climbing the oak tree, oh no no.

Verse2:
Well I can’t really blame you
For all the things that you said
If I’d have know half the things I’d do to ya
I’d have just loved another instead

Chorus:
But I know we’ll never be
Like the Honeybird climbing the oak tree, oh no no.

Verse 3:
My heart gets a little bit better
Once again I stand tall
Because even the strongest oaks
Lose their leaves to the fall.

Chorus:
But I know we’ll never be
Like the Honeybird climbing the oak tree, oh no no.

Oh oh oh oh.....
Track Name: The Ballad of rusty truck
Verse 1:
My Name is rusty truck, and I am so alone
When she left me she took everything I owned
For a while I waited for her to come back
But now I've got my life back on the right track

Chorus:
And when she left me, I dug through the trash
Like her heart it was all broken glass, and cigarette ash (X2)

Verse 2:
My name is rusty truck, and I am so alone
Now when she tries to call I don't answer my phone!
I know she's off happy with someone else today
But that's alright cause I'm Better Off This Way

Chorus:
And when she left me, I dug through the trash
Like her heart it was all broken glass, and cigarette ash

*Instrumental Ending*
Track Name: Sunday, Monday
Verse 1:
They way you slam the door baby
Let's me know that we're through
It was only two nights coming
We couldn't see it through the cracks

We could spend the whole day talking
But I still wouldn't know how you feel
Talking was never our thing baby
That was stuffing our faces

Chorus:
Sunday I need your love come Monday leave me be
Sunday I need your love come Monday leave me be

Verse 2:
The rain falls heavy to remind us
To stay inside and hide our faces
Cradle your arms around the last hope
That we have for salvation

Chorus:
Sunday I need your love come Monday leave me be
Sunday I need your love come Monday leave me be

Verse 3:
I play my guitar for me baby
But I will play you this song
I wrote it just to tell you mama
What I never could before

But the message is lost in the groove
And the message is lost in the chorus
But on Sunday won't you give me your love
And come Monday just leave me be

Chorus:
Sunday I need your love come Monday leave me be
Sunday I need your love come Monday leave me be
Track Name: Sunrise
Verse 1:
The Sun is slowly rising, cant you see it on the horizon, isn’t it beautiful?
the day is slowly dawning and there ain’t no time for yawning, my God it’s so beautiful.

Chorus 1:
If I die tomorrow, no don’t be filled with sorrow
Don’t hang your head and wallow,
Pick up your face and rejoice for the new day

Verse 2:
The daytime has come, and there’s work needs to be done, but it can wait.
Cause’ this feels great
The sun’s face beams down upon us, can’t you feel it shining on us, oh isn’t it great?
Yeah this feels great.

Chorus 2:
If I die today, no don’t feel blue or grey
Don’t let your mind astray
Just look up to the sky and rejoice for the new day.
Yeah it’s a new day!

Bridge:
Well when one thing goes, another appears
And all the blurriness, it becomes clear.
So grab your loved ones, and hold them near
And know, they’ll never disappear.

Chorus 3:
If I die tomorrow, no don’t be filled with sorrow
Don’t hang your head and wallow,
Just look up to the sky and rejoice for the new day.
Yeah it's new day! It's a new day...
Track Name: Addiction
Chorus:
We have built up so much God Damn tension
And I believe we need to loosen…..up
And so I try but from your hold I can’t refrain,
It's time for me to forget about you.

Verse:
Like an addiction, you have bored into my skull
you are a cigarette, I am a hand with no control
I try so hard to put you to the side,
but I react to my impulse and by your ways I still abide.

Chorus:
We have built up so much God Damn tension
And I believe we need to loosen…..up
And so I try but from your hold I can’t refrain,
It's time for me to forget about you.

Verse:
I can try hard to quit you today
But what’s the use of the effort we all know i'm gonna stay
You have poisoned my body, my soul and my mind
To your ways I may forever be inclined.

Chorus:
We have built up so much God Damn tension
And I believe we need to loosen…..up
And so I try but from your hold I can’t refrain,
Our body’s fit together, like a needle on a vein

Bridge Breakdown (Instrumental)

Verse:
these smoke filled lungs are here to stay,
Even though they slowly kill me day by day,
you have left me with this chronic sense of doubt,
Because this addiction is here and I may never get it out.

Chorus:
We have built up so much God Damn tension
And I believe we need to loosen…..up
And so I try but from your hold I can’t refrain,
It's time for me to forget about you,
It's time for me to forget about you....
Track Name: Julia
You say I don't love myself enough
Well maybe you're right cause I've never been that tough

So I tried to see me in a new light
One that's far more bright and revealing

But i found too many subtle truths
From a ruptured youth and I'm so lonely

Still you take my trouble and my tears
Banish all my fears oh how you inspire me

I plan to really make a start
Pry open my heart and cast away my curses

One day soon I know I'll be just fine
But until that time I'm so glad you're loving me

And if you ever need a friend
Well look no further I'm here until the end
Track Name: Where Do We Go
Verse 1:
Hope, is what we’re missin’,
On this dark and dreary night
Those stars, they ain’t a shinin’,
no we’re so blinded by these city lights
But when I look into your eyes… I feel alright.

Chorus:
Oh, what are we doin’
Oh, where do we go, where do we go from here?

Verse 2:
I know, you love me baby
And I love how you treat me, so very good
But we both know, that I don’t deserve you,
Cause’ I aint ever gonna treat you, like I should
Cause when I look into your eyes I feels so misunderstood.

Chorus:
Oh, what are we doin’
Oh, where do we go, where do we go from here?

Vamp:
I know, you love me baby
And I love how you treat me, so very good
But we both know, that I don’t deserve you,
Cause’ I'll never treat you like I should. (X2)

Chorus:
Oh, what are we doin’
Oh, where do we go, where do we go from here? (X2)
Track Name: Chicken Song
Verse 1:
Feeling way far out and too high strung since she up and came around
I’m right side up with my upside down

I don’t care about the things she says, but I like the things she does
This world was made for me but it wasn’t made for us.

Chorus:
The light don’t shine and the moon don’t glow
No the rain won’t go away
The sun is shining down but it’s not warm here in this place.
The birds fly low, and the bees buzz sweet
Melodies into the air
I gotta get away from here.

Verse 2:
I only got one chick left, and she don’t lay no eggs
Been playing with the red fox, and sleepin in his bed

Bridge:
My bird don’t fly, my bird she don’t fly
but I’ll watch her fly away from me